Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Second welfare center for disabled soldiers opened in Sri Lanka
Mon, Nov 12, 2012, 01:31 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 11, Matara: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday ceremonially declared open the second welfare center set up for the completely disabled war veterans in Kamburupitiya of the Matara district.

The 'Abimansala-2' welfare center, set up in a 10-acre extent at a cost of 240 million rupees, provides medical facilities, recreation activities and various other facilities for the fully handicapped soldiers residing in the Southern Province.

The Abimansala-2, is the second in a series of welfare centers the government is establishing for the benefit of completely disabled soldiers.

The center, which can house 50 inmates, consists of a gymnasium, a swimming pool, Ayurveda center and a medical laboratory. A 24 hour medical service is also available for the patients at the center.

The center was opened with admitting 28 disabled war veterans on wheelchairs and 20 totally handicapped soldiers who need 24-hour care. The inmates have been selected after proper medical screening and categorization ensuring prioritized care for the most deserving.

Speaking at the function the president said the government is fully committed to fill the aspirations of the war veterans who bravely fought against terrorism to free the country and to safeguard the future of them and their families.

Although the humanitarian operation against terrorism is over, the humanitarian operation to uplift the lives of the people in the north and east is yet to be completed, the President reminded. The government similarly has the responsibility to look after the rehabilitated LTTE cadres, he added.

According to Sri Lanka Army a total of about 300 Army soldiers suffered lifetime disability during the fight against the terrorists prompting the state to respond to their vital requirements in the healing and therapeutic process.

As part of providing the much needed care for the disabled soldiers the government established the "Mihindu Seth Medura" in Attidiya, a suburb of Colombo in Western Province and Abimansala-1 in Anuradhapura in the North Central Province.

Abhimansala-3 is expected to set up in Kurunegala for the benefit of Northwestern Province based dependent disabled war veterans and Abhimansala-4 in the Northern Province.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Health Ministry orders pictographic warnings on cigarette packets from February 1
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's PM explains the controversy surrounding former chief justice to parliament
-- [5 hours ago]
Packer abandons $ 400 million casino project in Sri Lanka after government bans new casinos
-- [6 hours ago]
UK encouraged by Sri Lanka's renewed desire for reconciliation and long-term peace
-- [7 hours ago]
Justice K Sripavan takes oaths as Sri Lanka's Chief Justice
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka inflation rises to 3.2 percent in January on food prices
-- [8 hours ago]
US Assistant Secretary to arrive in Sri Lanka Sunday
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's new government to express sympathy to victims of war at Independence Day celebrations
Bakery owners in Sri Lanka to reduce bread prices following reduction in wheat flour prices
Sri Lankan President's adviser briefs UN HR High Commissioner on new government's policies

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.